Review in the Brooklyn Rail ...
"So...what we get is brilliance, the voice dominant, the intelligence demanding, and, in this book by this writer, a wholehearted recognition of the body, particularly the female body, in all its phases.”
—Kelly Cherry—THE BROOKLYN RAIL
Review in Gravel...
"This new collection—praised by Kevin Prufer as “marvelous, deeply humane,” and by Carolyn Forché as “a book to read at the precipice on which we stand”—was a finalist for the National Poetry series in 2015 in its earlier stages. A forceful proclamation, Before the Drought is a mature meditation on the raw mortality of the human experience. The collection is ancestral, sensual, and aware; its fragmented composition resonates in our world’s growing uncertainty. Berdeshevsky delivers a complex patchwork of beliefs, death, courage, and vulnerability." —Stephanie Papa—GRAVEL
Review in Diagram...
"In Before the Drought, Margo Berdeshevsky collects forty-some averted apocalypses. Moving through phantasmagoric architectures with studied sensuality, she discovers, again and again, the paradoxical alien that is self.......
Before the Drought is an act of prophecy as much as it is poetry. Whether or not you set out to find it, it will find you." —LL—DIAGRAM
*** Hard hitting double header /poet to poet: interview:
** Music to poetry interview !
How to interview a poet!!! : My music playlist for BEFORE THE DROUGHT Glass Lyre Press at Largehearted Boy! (Featured artists I chose include Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Edith Piaf, and Eagles Of Death Metal.)
* THE CREATIVE PROCESS:Interview:
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